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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003KNYDF2
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Of all the adaptations of literature for motion pictures and television that I've seen, folks, this one scores a 95%, with most other adaptations doing at best, say 73%, in regards to plot, character exposition, and the author's intent. It was most magnaminious of Mr. Dan Curtis to have Herman Wouk as an executive member of the team (TELEPLAY).
I'm sure that you fellow Mitchum fans savor the way his characters come into a mediocre namby-pamby situation, and shake 'em on down! He doesn't disappoint as Pug. If you read the story, you could easily shoehorn Bob Mitchum into your imagination's eye.
Polly Bergen's "Rho" is the comic relief to the saga, worrying more about her hair style, and intramural competion with other Navy and Marine Corps wives, to jockey their husband's careers to the most prestigious heights, rather than being concerned with the increasingly odious global events racing down upon her family and world. Just as Mr. Wouk intended.
Ali McGraw's "Natalie" is full of delicious spunk and mischief, as she teases, and then draws in, Jan-Michael Vincent's "Briny". She Keeps the Faith with Mr. Wouk's "Natalie", who incidentally, is my favorite literary heroine.
The cinematography is picture-postcard breathtaking; you almost forget you're watching the small screen and believe you're at your favorite silver screen palace. Fits in nicely with Mr. Wouk's crisp, concise, ultra-vivid, descriptive narrative style.
The choreography of the extras and the aircraft pilots was impeccable. These were the unsung heroes/heroines of this production.
The Nazi/German/Japanese villains were most hideously brutal of any production that I've seen anywhere.
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Herman Wouk's "The Winds of War" is based on the conceit of the Henry family, who manage to be in most of the "right" places as the United States heads for Pearl Harbor and involvement in World War II. Rugged "Pug" Henry (Robert Mitchum) travels with his flighty wife Rhoda (Polly Bergen) to Berlin where he is assigned as the military attaché to the American Embassy. Because of an acquaintance with Brigadier General Armin von Roon (Jeremy Kemp) of the Germany army, Pug has the opportunity to learn enough about what the Nazis are doing to make an official report predicting that Hitler is going to make a pact with the Soviet Union. Because he is right, Pug is summoned to Washington, D.C. to meet with Franklin Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy), and becomes an unofficial envoy for the President. Meanwhile, son Byron (Jan-Michael Vincent) is in Europe working as an assistant to the scholar Aaron Jastrow (John Houseman), son Warren (Ben Murphy) is training as a naval aviator, and daughter Madeline (Lisa Eilbacher) ends up getting a job working on a radio show. With these relatively few pieces Wouk covers the invasion of Poland, the German attack on the Soviets, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Wouk wrote the script for the 1983 mini-series, directed by Dan Curtis, and one of the major strengths of "The Winds of War" is that it takes its time in telling the story of the Henrys and the Second World War (this would be even more true in the sequel, "War and Remembrance," which it seemed every episode had a great set piece). For example, in the second episode there is an extended sequence in which several main characters are caught up with American embassy personnel fleeing Warsaw during the German invasion.
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Format: DVD
I've just bought and watched this excellent miniseries, after trying to find it ever since I read the books and watched the series on television many years ago.
Anyone with a slight interest in WWII history know that Herman Wouk's novel is excellent entertainment as well as very informal. His grasp of the historical accuracy and his ability to place the reader "on the spot" as historical events unfold has been successfully broght into this adaption of the novel.
Some of the casting is perhaps slightly odd. The main character, Victor "Pug" Henry is supposed to be approximately 50 years old in the novel, but is played by a 66 years old Robert Mitchum (who is outstanding in this series, by the way), Byron Henry who is supposed to be 22-23 years old is played by a 39 years old Jan-Michael Vincent, and Natalie Jastrow who is supposed to be 28 is played by a 45 years old Ali MacGraw. But it works.
Other interesting characters are Ralph Bellamy as President Roosevelt, Gunther Meissner as Adolf Hitler, Victoria Tennant as Pamela Tudsbury, and John Houseman as Aaron Jastrow.
I like the series a lot. Although I rate the books above the mini-series I find this series very high on my all-time favourite list.
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A very good book well presented as a film. Herman Wouk wrote an excellent story interspersed with well researched facts and the inclusion of true events. The sequal, "War and Remembrance", is equally good and should also be read or seen on DVD.
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plot set shortly before and during the 2nd world war years 1939- early 1942 based around victor henry a senior us naval captain yearning for a sea command but used as a naval attache to berlin and later president roosevelt trouble shooter, ironicaly when awarded a battleship command hes thwarted
as its sunk at pearl harbor before he takes command ( poor bugger) . the rest of his family , rhoda his wife byron his youngest son cause no end of problems especially byron who trakes a shine to nattilie and travell together to poland days befre the german invasion although robert mitchum his dour self does well in the series his brood byron, and his girlfriend nattilie are irritating at best, could be the reason why differnt actors repaced them for the sequel

as far as i know the victor henry family are fictitious as are his friends, but the the main historical player are played very well,
sequel is war and remembrance

be advised the picture is pan / scan meaning black vertcal lines on each side of the episode, some blue ray players have zoom , which may help also no extras in this set

if i were to give it a picture quality rating i would
give it a 7/10 for blue ray in contrast to 6/10 for dvd version
meaning theres not a lot of difference

ASIN:B00I8NF2EU War And Remembrance (Region 2) Box Set 6 DVD]]
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